[maemo-users] [maemo-users] US users of Nokia 770 - compatibility with Bluetooth-enabled cellphone as modem

From: Acadia Secure Networks acadiasecurenets at aol.com
Date: Thu Sep 28 20:21:14 EEST 2006

as I understand from commentary on various discussion lists, Verizon 
does not like its users to use their mobile handsets as a modem 
(so-called "tethering")  to reach Verizon's EVDO service. Sprint on the 
other hand seems to be more flexible in this respect.

Having said that, the Verizon  handset models running Windows Mobile 5.0 
and incorporating both bluetooth as well as EVDO (and of course CDMA for 
voice) can be modified to expose the modem application, wmodem.exe, on 
the handset. Among these handsets is the XV6700 which also has a mini 
usb connector so, with an adapter cable it can be connected, for 
example, to a PC's USB port.

Here is the url to information about how to enable DUN on the XV6700:


These mods of course are specific to WM 5.0 if not the XV6700.

Because I do not have any bluetooth PC adapters I have not  verified 
myself whether or not this mod works with bluetooth as in claimed at the 
aforementioned www page.

Best Regards,


John Holmblad


Acadia Secure Networks

wb0gaz at hotmail.com wrote:
> Hello,
> I am preparing to replace my cell phone (on the verizon network, hence 
> the US-specific question).
> I wish to use the phone to serve as a modem with my Nokia 770, using 
> bluetooth as the link between the two devices. I have done this 
> successfully in the past, however, not with any of the phones that are 
> now available to me as choices.
> The choices I have for phones are based on this URL:
> http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/compare.php?id%5B%5D=905&id%5B%5D=980&id%5B%5D=704&id%5B%5D=953&id%5B%5D=950 
> which yields these choices:
> LG VX-8300
> LG VX-8500
> LG VX-9800
> Motorola RAZR V3m
> Samsung SCH-A990
> It appears all five of these offer DUN (dial-up networking) profile on 
> Bluetooth, along with Verizon's 1xEVDO (high speed data) network service.
> My question is this - have you had any experience integrating any of 
> these five phones with the Nokia 770 for wireless wide-area Internet 
> access, or do you know of any resource that could help me pre-confirm 
> interoperability? I am asking this question because the carrier 
> (Verizon Wireless) offered data integration kit only pertains to 
> Windows computers, and in fact I will need to do the integration 
> manually (figuring out the AT DT type dialing information and such) 
> and won't be able to get vendor support.
> Very thanks for any advice,
> Dave
> wb0gaz at hotmail.com
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